Window Pane Blocks

A number of years ago, I made a Quilt of Valor using this block pattern. I cut out a few more blocks one day when I was cleaning up scraps. I just found the pieces and decided to put them together.

These are the dies I used.

It makes an 8 inch finished block.

I’m keeping a block by the sewing machine so I can stitch a block here and there between other things. I only have nine cut out. When I get these done, I’ll decide if I want to make more.

Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Change of Plans

I was thinking of using this for the doll quilt swap I’m participating in this year, but I’m just not loving it. I don’t t want to send something I’m not crazy about.

I had to stop and baste more Hexies and I made a tiny discovery.

One of the paper Hexies was significantly smaller than the others. I realized this is why I didn’t like my little quilt. It was too chunky.

Hmmm…. I decided I would start again with smaller Hexies. But first I am developing a plan for the ones I have already pieced and basted. Possibly this….

Or maybe this….

There is more to come with this experiment, for that is what this is becoming. It will require black felted wool. I’ve never worked with wool so I have some research to do.

Have a great day!

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Bits and Pieces

I was feeling rather uninspired after the holidays, so I started casting about the sewing room for something to do. I found these. Hmmm….no idea what these are leftover from.

But I decided to stitch the HSTs together.

I don’t know what the next step is. I played with a few pieces.

I think I’ll just leave them in this dish to age a bit. Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ 36 Patch

This quilt turned out so much bigger than I thought!

But I couldn’t be happier with it.

It’s actually a very simple design. The quilting took forever, but it was worth it.

The backing will give an early wake up call!

The next two photos are after washing.

Of course, no bed feels fully made without at least one extra quilt.

This was my last finish for 2020. Have a great day!

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Pinterest Project Finish

I loved all your suggestions for what to do with my extra pieces! Thank you! My thrifty side won out and I used the extra bits. The border will got trimmed down after quilting.

I rarely do this, but I pressed the seams between rows open.

I kept the quilting simple, just eyeballed diagonal lines.

So fun to play in the scraps. Have a great day!

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UFO Parade 2021

I’m so pleased with my UFO progress last year. Let’s see if I can do it again. Here’s the current list of my UFOs.

1. I cut this Brick quilt out last year. I hope this will end up queen size.

2. This isn’t technically a UFO as I’ve never started it. But I want to finally get around to it this year.

3. Another brick quilt cut from shirts.

4. Another shirting quilt with solid cheddar diamonds.

5. Sigh. I still have these Dutch Hexies.

6. I want to finish hand quilting this vintage top.

7. EPP Hexies.

8. The languishing Leader/Ender project.

9. I pieced these four blocks ages ago and then didn’t do anything with them. Maybe this year.

Wait a minute….only 9?!? How can that be? I better go look again and update this post when I find all those that are hiding.

Have a great day!

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A Pinterest Project

I found a tiny project on Pinterest and decided it was perfect for a wintry day. Here is a screen shot of the original page from an auction site.

I have no idea what size that is, but it looks tiny. I planned to cut 1 1/2 inch strips, but at the last minute, I went with 1 1/4 inch.

This is how I pressed the back.

Ta daaaa!

But wait! I had leftover bits.

If I add these, it will throw off the symmetry. But I hate having leftovers. What to do, what to do…:

Stay tuned.

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Baby Quilts 2020

At the end of every year, I like to look back at the quilts I’ve finished. I do this over several posts. In this post, I’m looking back at the baby quilts I made.

This one isn’t really a baby quilt, but it is about that size.

I love making baby quilts! Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching Sunday

I’ve made a bit of forward progress with these EPP Hexies.

I did add a date on the back, but I’m thinking this will be a small quilt, so not really necessary.

I joined an Instagram doll quilt swap and this may end up being my swap quilt.

Have a great day!

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UFO Parade 2020 ~ Results!

I’m patting myself on the back over here, because I smashed this UFO list last year! Out of 23 items on this list, only one remains unfinished. Two were given away, one was pitched, 19 were completed! So here’s the list:

1. My 4 Patch Leader/Ender project. Done! Nearly 5,000 pieces and it’s huge! I’m thrilled to bits with this finish!

2. MySnowball quilt. Done!

3. I still have my churn dashes! Done!

4. My Gather applique. Done!

5. Many Trips Done!

6. I want to repair and hand quilt this. Done! I ended up machine quilting this, but I’m thrilled with how it turned out.

7. My Liberty hexies are a carry over from last year. Done!

8. These vines are another carry over. Done!

9. My Elongated Hexies Done!

10. My Civil War Tumblers Done!

11. A t-shirt quilt for Daughter #1. Done/Not done. Daughter #1 has decided that it really isn’t important to her, so this bin will get emptied into the trash.

12. I bought these GFG flower blocks over 20 years ago. It would be nice to at least make some progress on putting them together. Done!

13. Batik rectangles. It took four quilts to empty that tin of pieces. But it is done and gone!

14. These are leftovers from my Dutch Hexie quilt. I have so many hexies left, it feels like a UFO! Not done.

15. I found these 4 patches made from QOV scraps. Done! Sort of? I gave these away, so that counts! They are off my list!

16. I cut these rectangles from fabric I bought in Hawaii. Done!

17. Four patches I made from vintage fabrics. Done!

18. I can’t remember when I cut these tumblers. The fabrics were leftover from a Quilt of Valor challenge. I hated the fabrics because the red is not red, it is pink. Done! Another project given away. It works!

19. Denyse Schmidt hexie leftovers. Done!

20. These strips are leftovers from a quilt I made a couple years ago and they are begging to be used. I think I have a plan now that will use these up and also scratch an item off the bucket list. Done! I’ll share this finish soon!

21. More tumblers. Done!

22. Small DS Hexies Done!

23. Pinwheel blocks. Done!

Whew! That’s a bunch! I’ll be sharing my next UFO list soon.

Have a great day!

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